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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409074526
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

What the past did for us


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The first- person narrative of a young English traveller locked up in a Greek jail for a crime he didn't commit, THE PRISON HOUSE is a visceral, violent and compelling novel by the author of The FOOTBALL FACTORY. Seven Towers is another name for Hell: a prison where squalor and fear are endemic and where the barbarism of the warders is more than matched by that of the inmates. A nightmare intercut with memories of childhood and his past journeys, THE PRISON HOUSE is as much about one man's indomitable will to survive as it is about the capacity for evil. As such, it is a moving testament to the human spirit and its ability- against the odds- to hold on to hope and the idea of love.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409074526
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Author

Adam Hart-Davis

Multitalented Adam Hart-Davis is a scientist, photographer, writer and broadcaster. He has presented programmes including What the Tudors Did for Us, What the Victorians Did for Us and Science Shack. Adam is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and acts as a judge in many photographic competitions including Novartis.


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